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Not serious about wanting a gun. Serious about being broke, bored, and bothered. Entertain me please?, Thursday, 25 September 2008 22:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

hi j. lu

metametadata (n/a), Thursday, 25 September 2008 22:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hi, how have you been?, Thursday, 25 September 2008 23:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

this election season needs more I DIED

mookieproof, Friday, 26 September 2008 00:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah I'd be posting more except that I have tried putting Palin's head on Doctor Casino's other photos and it just doesn't work as well.

I DIED, Friday, 26 September 2008 14:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

case in point

I DIED, Friday, 26 September 2008 14:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

hello, I am in Oslo airport, I shall be here for some time it seems.

I am not drunk sufficiently constantly (Ed), Friday, 26 September 2008 14:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

holy shit i love you i died

Mr. Que, Friday, 26 September 2008 14:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

The atomium is not used enough for hilarious photoshops, god work.

Also that is the closest she ever got to foreign parts, I think

I am not drunk sufficiently constantly (Ed), Friday, 26 September 2008 14:17 (ten years ago) Permalink


I have missed the DC thread, frankly. Though not so much the Saturday morning too-many-beers-at-Big-Hunt hangovers.

quincie, Friday, 26 September 2008 17:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

I miss the photoshopping.

curmudgeon, Saturday, 27 September 2008 04:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

I love everyone.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 27 September 2008 05:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm gonna edit this thread title tomorrow so it has to do with that new coen flick. nobody panic.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 27 September 2008 05:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

when is beers o clock?

El Tomboto, Saturday, 27 September 2008 05:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

There. Go Skins.

TOMBOT, Saturday, 27 September 2008 18:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

last night you could follow the debate walking down 18th, even over the downpour. maybe not such a shocker but slightly odd nonetheless, in person.

W i l l, Sunday, 28 September 2008 02:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

i had to be at work during the debate. and today from 11-7:30. all hands on deck until election day!

i will make some photoshops when i am back in the office.

did this the other day

regular guy, scranton, pennsylvania (daria-g), Sunday, 28 September 2008 04:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

Wait was that really insane football video from way back (sandbox, maybe?)? Someone flying through the air in a ridiculous manner. I can't remember any other details, sorry. But it was awesome A++ would watch again if someone knows what the hell I am talking about.

quincie, Sunday, 28 September 2008 15:29 (ten years ago) Permalink


quincie, Sunday, 28 September 2008 15:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

YEAH HE DID THAT AGAIN! this video is from last week!!


regular guy, scranton, pennsylvania (daria-g), Sunday, 28 September 2008 16:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

I DIED, Monday, 29 September 2008 20:46 (ten years ago) Permalink


quincie, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

The cigarette is an especially nice touch!

quincie, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

^^^^what happens when you meet without preconditions

mookieproof, Monday, 29 September 2008 23:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

"She's like one of us, just a normal, hardworking person, not someone from D.C. " said Ivan Capps, a Bureau of Land Management records manager who attended a Palin rally in Grand Junction, Colo.

fuck youuuuuuuu

I DIED, Thursday, 23 October 2008 13:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

the special prize we get for being #1 Obama supporters is that he's gonna come live here!

I DIED, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 15:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

not just him: On a chain-link fence erected by inaugural construction crews [near the White House], someone hung the sign: "Welcome Home Malia and Sasha!"

from the Post article on last night's partying. U Street was just, wow

W i l l, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 22:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

that was my view around 11:30 last night, insane

I DIED, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 22:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

They call it the White House, but that's a (increasingly) temporary condition.

To each his reach, and if I can't cop, it ain't mine to hang.

B.L.A.M., Wednesday, 5 November 2008 22:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

hey guys we have to get this thread going again now that DC is the new BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD!

I DIED, Thursday, 6 November 2008 14:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

I SO want to move back.


B.L.A.M., Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

I am officially retired from breakdancing in the street. Ow.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

hey Slate: fuck youuuuuuuu for reprinting a 15-year old column about "life in DC" and saying "it's still remarkable how little of the city's character has changed."

I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:23 (nine years ago) Permalink
orange line extending to NY? rendering of new 2nd Ave subway entrance.

I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

oh man that would be the best i would buy so many records and work pays the smartrip

69, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

that's the part of the upper east side with all the fresh-out-of-college banker types and shitty bars

gabbneb, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

So, I'm coming to join your cool place-to-be city some time around February. Pretty jammy timing. I've visited before but only for 2-3 days. I think I'll be living somewhere near Dupont Circle/19th, if I take over the apartment of the last incumbent in the job...

ljubljana, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:19 (nine years ago) Permalink


mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

our football team is awesome

T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

I get to learn the football rules!
Is that a real TV show embedded in that vid somewhere?

ljubljana, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

nah.. DC go go band Mambo Sauce had this song out for a while and finally made a video for it, so.. that's what they did. chuck brown shows up at the end to tell the police to let them go, I guess is the gist of it

T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

Even your cheerleaders go on tour!

ljubljana, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm still trying to get my head around 15K ppl in DC voting for McCain? TOO MANY I DEMAND RECOUNT.

quincie, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

TOMBOT can you embed the mambo sauce vid at the top of the thread? tks.

I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm still trying to get my head around 15K ppl in DC voting for McCain?

T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

who all had logins to there? I miss the roffles ;_;

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:26 (nine years ago) Permalink


Mr. Que, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

oh shit


Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:29 (nine years ago) Permalink


mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

hi we're planning a coffee fap over on the ILM DC thread

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

Link to thread pls! ILM gives me the hives.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

Capital Swamp: The DC Resource Thread

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:51 (ten months ago) Permalink

La Colombe at 1346 Florida Ave NW? Location fine for me; any decisions as to day and time?

I, Fanbrat (, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 13:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

No date and time yet. El Tomboto's idea

curmudgeon, Thursday, 14 December 2017 19:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

yes that la colombe - I assume the next two weeks is no good for most folks

El Tomboto, Friday, 15 December 2017 20:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

What about Friday, Jan 12?

El Tomboto, Friday, 15 December 2017 20:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

Works for me.

I, Fanbrat (, Saturday, 16 December 2017 17:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

Washington City Paper is being bought by Dem philanthropist and Washington Kastles tennis team owner Mark Ein

curmudgeon, Friday, 22 December 2017 03:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

are we still up for coffee fap, does someone need to do a doodle poll or a google cal thing or however this is supposed to work

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 03:43 (nine months ago) Permalink

I am going to see a Congolese band called Jupiter and Okwess from 6 to 7 for free at Kennedy Center on Jan. 12th. But me and maybe the missus could come by afterwards

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 05:13 (nine months ago) Permalink

I just checked the La Colombe site; apparently the place closes at 7pm on weeknights. Maybe we should meet up at the Kennedy Center instead?

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 18:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

Official FAP will be Another time. I’m gonna still try to head over to Kennedy Center for free 6 pm Jupiter & Okwess Congolese gig. Band should be fun.

curmudgeon, Friday, 12 January 2018 14:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

All welcome. El Tomboto is working late.

curmudgeon, Friday, 12 January 2018 14:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

I don't remember what any of the DC ILXors look like; if you recognize me there, please say hi.

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Friday, 12 January 2018 14:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

Me either! Maybe meet after at merch table? I will be one of many older but not ancient white guys there with a hat on. My wife might be there too.

curmudgeon, Friday, 12 January 2018 15:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

I’m stuck at work way up in the MD ‘burbs :(

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Friday, 12 January 2018 18:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

The band is rocking. Drummer in a Mexican wrestling mask. The normally uptight red jacketed ushers are letting people dance upfront.

My wife is working late too.

curmudgeon, Friday, 12 January 2018 23:32 (nine months ago) Permalink

Kids and aging hippies dancing w band onstage

curmudgeon, Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

I was wondering about that mask!

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Saturday, 13 January 2018 03:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

A lot of those are totally destination special-occasion places. To my mind those should be evaluated in a different category than the really-good-but-accessible-to-ordinary-mortals restaurants.

I will admit that I have eaten both at Rose's Luxury and at Pineapple & Pearls. Both were extremely good meals, but in different ways. Neither is a normal weeknight-dinner-out kind of experience; both had great food but P&P was more about drama and presentation.

If pressed to choose among luxe destination restaurants, I might sentimentally prefer the Restaurant Eve tasting menu. But then I haven't yet done Inn at Little Washington. Maybe I will do so one of these days, but it's not a high priority. There are so many great-but-approachable places still to try.

And I'm still not tired of reliable old boring neighborly weeknight choices like Nam Viet, Lebanese Taverna, Rosa Mexicano, Jaleo, Ray's, Kapnos, etc.

Harder still when any dinner out requires blowing $200 on a babysitter.

Tippi Sanhedrin (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 26 January 2018 22:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

I miss Jaleo a lot~

It’s basically an “almost every time I’m home” place to me now, alongside Kabob Palace

direct to consumer online mattress brand (silby), Friday, 26 January 2018 22:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

Not sure why fast casual Barracks Row Korean place Chiko is on the list ? It’s ok but there are better places in Annandale.

Splurged for Rose’s L twice. Pretty good. Just read that P & Pearl is raising prices even higher. So no thanks.

Lots of “cheap eats” places around the area I haven’t tried.

curmudgeon, Friday, 26 January 2018 23:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

In the W. Post Sietsema loved the upscale African food st Kith & Kin at the Wharf. Has he ever written about Mom & Pop African places in town? I am sure Tim Carman has written about them, but not Sietsema.

curmudgeon, Friday, 26 January 2018 23:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

Maybe its upscale Caribbean and Africa at Kith & Kin, but my point holds regarding that too

curmudgeon, Saturday, 27 January 2018 04:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Fundraising for Funk Parade

curmudgeon, Friday, 9 March 2018 04:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

On March 6, we announced that Funk Parade was well short of meeting its fundraising goals for 2018, and the event was unlikely to take place. We've made this campaign in response to requests from many supporters for a way to give.

All contributions are helpful. If we are able to raise an additional $60,000 through crowdfunding and sponsorship pledges, the event will take place. Otherwise, these funds will be used to pay off debts, and any remaining funds will be donated to a local charity.

Donations will go to All One City, the District-based 501(c)3 nonprofit which produces Funk Parade.

curmudgeon, Friday, 9 March 2018 04:27 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...
three weeks pass...

An Ask Tom Sietsema (Post food critic) writer wanted to know if there was a Chinese restaurant in the DC area that does for Chinese what he and Tom say Rasika does for Indian. Alas, Tom had no ideas, and just mentioned a long-closed place he liked. We're doomed folks, when you can't find upscale Chinese.

curmudgeon, Monday, 7 May 2018 17:04 (five months ago) Permalink

It is sooooo time for Tom Sietsema to move on. I can't stand to read him anymore.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Monday, 7 May 2018 17:16 (five months ago) Permalink

It used to be that City Lights was decently regarded. Peter Chang had good reviews but may have gone downhill (they had a widely-talked-about customer service fail and may not have recovered, socially speaking). But I don't know anything regarded as on a par with Rasika.

NO REGERTS (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 7 May 2018 17:17 (five months ago) Permalink

I expected Sietsema to at least mention Peter Chang in his response but he didn't. He also never said while Setzuan offerings at restaurants like Panda Gourmet on NY Avenue or at Hong Kong Palace in Falls Church may not provide the combination of innovation and service that Rasika does with Indian food, they still have some merit. Sietsema over the years seems to judge Chinese places solely by the quality of their Peking Duck (or their attempts at fusion). That seems kind of narrow.

Also not that I've read all his writing, but I have noted that he has recently reviewed some of the new DC and Maryland hybrid fine dining Caribbean places (some with touches of West African), but there has seemingly never been a mention from him of Mom & Pop Caribbean takeout places. So how familiar with the underlying cuisine is he?

Sure he can leave most of the coverage of such non-fine dining places to Tim Carman's $20 diner column , but I think Sietsema's coverage of fancier stuff would be enhanced by showing he has familiarity with cheaper and street food type offerings as well as the pricier hybrid (and sometimes more unique) stuff.

curmudgeon, Monday, 7 May 2018 19:39 (five months ago) Permalink

Eh, I don't expect him to Be The Authority on everything about everything. It's a lot of ground to cover.

His method includes multiple visits to each place, and his beat appears to include going to other cities - indeed, other countries - and have some familiarity with those scenes as well. Like everybody, he has a viewpoint and a set of interests. Does a primarily classical music critic need to be up-to-date on every subgenre of house music, etc.? I think it's unrealistic to expect that he should be familiar with every "underlying cuisine" in a region that has places labeling themselves as Burmese, Uzbek, Lao, Bolivian, Balkan....

That said, I would applaud greater diversity of voices (Carman and whoever is at Washingtonian and Young & Hungry); it's not like There Can Be Only One restaurant critic.

Anyway do you have an opinion on the Caribbean place at Lee Hwy./George Mason? I ate there when I lived in that hood but I don't really have much basis for comparison.

NO REGERTS (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 7 May 2018 20:30 (five months ago) Permalink

Good points. I guess, food critics like music critics who choose to suddenly listen to some genre from wherever, end up doing whatever last minute prep they can, even if they don't keep up with that genre on the regular.

Ha, so I keep meaning to make it to that Caribbean place at Lee Highway (Caribbean Corner?) but haven't yet. I heard good things about it.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 20:06 (five months ago) Permalink

Discussed on the hipness 2009, this got on Kojo on WAMU yesterday. Clueless GW Law Prof who moved here 12 years ago or something , wrongfully thinks glass condos and their denizens plus government workers and such are automatically "cool" and that they are to blame for heartland people hating city "elites", gentrification, wage inequality, housing costs.

Policies need to change, but Prof is not cool

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 13:51 (five months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

same ol' same ol'

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 12:56 (three months ago) Permalink

Can we yell about Initiative 77

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 13:11 (three months ago) Permalink

Sure, but only what the DC Council thinks, matters

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 13:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Un-elect Brandon Todd, Phil Mendicant and Jack Evans ASAP. Probably some other fucking crooks too but those three have to go.

Spotted Eric Cantor at dinner downtown this evening. Because he is not currently in office, we let him go.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 23:41 (three months ago) Permalink

Music stuff I posted on Capital Swamp on ILM:

Thankfully that noise ordinance got tabled (though it might be up for discussion in the fall. I don't get people moving downtown to Gallery Plce area and then griping about street musicians).

Malik Dope Drummer, one of my fave streetcorner percussionists is over in Paris and then going to South Africa as part of a special music program I think.

Still no Fort Dupont Park concert season announcement, and no news on Carter Barron fundraising.

FOrt Reno Night of 100 Cakes was fun. Unbilled act--Ian Mackaye and Amy Farina from Evens did a Lungfish cover and another song. John Davis with Chris Richards was good too. Got there late and missed Betsy Wright, Jerry Busher and others I think

curmudgeon, Friday, 20 July 2018 16:29 (three months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Went to that kinda new Asian food court, The Block, in Annandale and not too far from Alexandria but not easily Metro accessible. Had a Banh Mi, tasted wife's Dan Dan noodles and had below snocream. Liked the dessert best (though meal was good too)--

A Taiwanese-inspired twist on traditional ice cream. Think of it as a hybrid between shaved ice and ice cream that makes this dessert light and fluffy

Had green tea snocream with green apple jellies, lychee bobas (like those round tapioca balls in bubble tea), and a drizzle of chocolate syrup

curmudgeon, Monday, 13 August 2018 19:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Did not go to counter-rallies yesterday

curmudgeon, Monday, 13 August 2018 19:04 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Capital Swamp: The DC Resource Thread

curmudgeon, Friday, 14 September 2018 19:27 (one month ago) Permalink

I’m here for a bit (lots of family time, can’t FAP to my sincere dismay) and of course the Metro has an ad up for the fucking F-35. I have truly missed this.

faculty w1fe (silby), Sunday, 16 September 2018 13:59 (one month ago) Permalink

Have fun with family and enjoy those defense industry ads

curmudgeon, Monday, 17 September 2018 17:38 (one month ago) Permalink

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said Tuesday that programs are in place to combat crime. She said there is not only law enforcement, but also outreach to at-risk youth and others struggling to get off the streets. Violent crime is down 7 percent across the city; homicide is the only violent crime category that is up.

Bowser said the weekend violence was “dramatic, outrageous, and it happened in different places across the city.” She added that most shootings involved people who had contact with the criminal justice system.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 03:56 (four weeks ago) Permalink

DC Council overruled DC voters on prop 77 restaurant employees minimum wage bill. Now they have moved on to a hearing on the Amplified Noise Bill today. They don't want new DCers who chose to move downtown to have to hear loud street musicians.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 4 October 2018 15:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I fucking hate the DC Council almost as much as I hate the GOP

El Tomboto, Thursday, 4 October 2018 15:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I read about the 77 vote last night and all but threw a tantrum at dinner. stop making me curse in front of my kid, DC government

El Tomboto, Thursday, 4 October 2018 15:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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